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Re: Reel seat distance to first guide
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: December 15, 2019 10:56AM

don,t skimp on the tip guides..it,s so easy to get hairpinned..a nice fish can make a sudden surge under the boat and catch you off guard or yyou just simply let the rod get too high.

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Re: Reel seat distance to first guide
Posted by: Gary Kilmartin (---)
Date: December 15, 2019 03:31PM

Roger, I’m liking your concept. Build for the tallest reel. Why didn’t I think of that? Couldn’t see the forest for the trees. Again. In my case, my casting reels do not get swapped to different rods often. My smallest reels get spooled with the lightest line, and get mounted on the lowest power rods. And they pretty much stay there. The largest reels get the heaviest line, and go on the heaviest power rods. And those tend to stay there as well. The in between reels go on the in between rods with in between line. Those are the ones that do occasionally get swapped to different rods. As I build more of my own rods, I will be using yout concept for those in between rods. Thanks for the advice.

Most of the rods I build for other people go to bass fishermen. And, these folks are almost crazy about their gear being very application specific. About 80% of them are going to use one specific reel, one type and pound test line, and going are going to use it for one specific bait type. Some times it makes sense, and some times it leaves me scratching my brain.

What I was most interested in was the 14-16” spacing Mr Kirkman recommended. Just wondering if anybody else noted that and tried it out. I can’t really tell any difference, but, as I mentioned, the two rods I built using that shorter spacing are very different rods and i have no factory rods that would be a good basis for comparison. I suppose the only way to really evaluate this is to build two identical rods, and see what happens.
Cheers, and thanks.

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Re: Reel seat distance to first guide
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: December 15, 2019 05:50PM

Michael, I have a detector similar to yours but mine seems to go off too much . Is there an adjustment for that? I think a search on the original topic should turn up enough info to keep one reading well into the new year. (some of that info would set it off as well) lol

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Re: Reel seat distance to first guide
Posted by: Michael Danek (50.124.249.---)
Date: December 16, 2019 12:39PM

Sorry Lynn, I think you are cursed for life. No adjustments on those things.

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